This 16 page comic – Kids of Lower Utopia; Softdoor’s Older Sister’s I-AM Knot, V6 No 2, was published for my opening at The Ricco/Maresca gallery NYC, 9/13/01, two days after the fall of the World Trade Towers. This timing was so bad that it achieved a feeling like a mythic wink. It is an eleven page novel told in staged koans, earmarked moments of realization in the life of River Scout Finnagain (Softdoor’s older sister). Each page was made to stand alone and all together as a comic. The actual language is pure American mutt. A crossbreed made up of part direct-observation, part axiomatic poetry, part implied photo-faith, and all summed up in a language of graphite velocity vectors (grow-language) under the influence of comic-read and cheek.
Second Printing – Print on Demand.